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December 12, 2017

This easy recipe makes a delicious side dish for your special holiday meal. It can be assembled ahead of time and baked at the last minute. Makes 4 servings (even though the picture only shows 3!)


Ingredients:


1 lb asparagus, washed and the tough ends trimmed
4 oz full fat cream cheese, brought to room temperature (I used Organic Valley brand from pasture raised milk)
4 oz nitrate/nitrite free prosciutto (I used Applegate Naturals)
1 large clove garlic, minced

extra virgin olive oil

sea salt

fresh ground black pepper

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 375° F.

In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and minced garlic.

Carefully lay 2 slices of prosciutto on a cutting board, one on top of the other. Use a butter knife to spread 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture evenly across the prosciutto.

Bundle 1/4 of the asparagus in your hands. Start at one end and roll the bundle to wrap in prosciutto.

Place on a parchment lined or greased baking sheet. Drizzle the unwrapped ends with olive oil and sp...

August 29, 2017

When you decide to make your health a priority, drinking more water is a great place to start. Water is an essential nutrient that we can’t live very long without, yet it is the most common nutritional deficiency in the American population.

Water does SO many important things for your body.  It keeps your bodily fluids viscous so they can flow as needed. It flushes toxins, cushions bones and joints, transports nutrients, lubricates joints and empowers your body’s natural healing process. There are many more.

Early signs of dehydration include fatigue, anxiety, irritability, depression, cravings, cramps and headaches. Late signs of dehydration include heartburn, joint pain, back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, constipation and colitis. This is a long list of problems that may improve simply by drinking more water.

So, how much water should you drink?

Drink 1/2 your body weight in oz. daily, up to 128 oz. (1 gallon). Drinking too much water isn't good  because it can flush out importan...

July 20, 2017

The most common fat myth that perpetuates despite evidence to prove the opposite, is that saturated fat causes heart disease. If you believe this myth, know that you are not alone. I once believed it too. Olive oil was my main oil, and even that, I used sparingly. Butter was (I believed) an artery clogging substance that I used so infrequently I kept it in the freezer.

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